Saudi Focus

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June 2018

Key upgrades at Dammam airport

Dammam Airports Company (Daco) has awarded two contracts for the installation of key equipment at  the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) in the Saudi city.

Serco Middle East, an international services company, has been awarded a contract for installation of cutting-edge fire and rescue services equipment, while Vanderlande, a global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, has secured the deal for a state-of-the-art baggage handling system at the airport.

Daco said the agreement with Serco Middle East will help make KFIA the first Saudi airport to leverage an international service provider’s expertise in fire-fighting systems and also boost the airport’s safety standards in line with its existing fire-fighting protocols.



$283m Makkah projects launched

Eight major projects worth over SR1 billion ($283 million)  planned for Makkah Province were launched during the recent Makkah Economic Forum in Jeddah.

Prominent among these is a historical sites development project involving an investment of SR425 million to renovate four sites, namely Jabal Al Noor, Jabal Thor, Jabal Al Romat and Arwah Ibn Al Zubair Palace.

Among other projects are plans to develop a specialised mall at an investment of more than SR175 million to promote products made in Makkah and Madinah; the SR130-million Makkah Gate Development Project; a food factory for Pilgrims Project worth SR90 million;  a SR80 million waste management factory; the Downtown Terminal Project, which costs SR85 million ($22.6 million); and the SR50-million Qarn Al Manazel Development Project.



AESG boosts regional presence

AESG, a specialist consultancy and commissioning firm headquartered in the UAE, has launched its new office in Riyadh, as part of its regional expansion strategy.

With offices in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and London, the firm focuses on five core departments: Energy and Sustainable Development, Environment and Waste, Façade Engineering and Acoustics, Fire and Life Safety and Building Commissioning.

AESG has an established track record in Saudi Arabia having worked with organisations such as the Public Investment Fund (PIF).  

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